Andy Butler
is an artist and writer. He is the exhibitions curator at West Space in Melbourne.

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Culture August 29, 2020

Hyper-linked

The AGNSW’s online show Hyper-linked has its rewards but also reveals the perils of rushing art online in a global emergency.

Culture August 15, 2020

James Nguyen and Victoria Pham

Through their new work for BLEED 2020, artists James Nguyen and Victoria Pham reanimate the Đông Sơn drum, an ancient instrument with great cultural significance for their Vietnamese heritage. “We wanted to build a body of knowledge around this instrument in a way that just isn’t possible in academia or museums.”

Culture July 04, 2020

22nd Biennale of Sydney: NIRIN

Focusing on the perspectives of First Nations artists from Australia and around the world, the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, NIRIN, invites audiences to fight for greater justice and equality. It’s a triumph.

Art March 14, 2020

Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres

Aiming to confront audiences with the hidden monstrosities of our age, the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art provokes crucial questions.

Art November 23, 2019

Cornelia Parker

The Museum of Contemporary Art’s Cornelia Parker is a testament to the British artist’s vital work, as she contends with the violence and volatility of our times.

Art October 19, 2019

Haroon Mirza: The Construction of an Act

In The Construction of an Act, British installation artist Haroon Mirza explores how extraordinary feelings can arise from everyday phenomena.

Art August 10, 2019

this mob at West Space

With art collectives on the rise, this mob – a group of young blak artists – put their work on display in two Melbourne gallery spaces in a bid to subvert the usual way artists interface with the public.

Culture June 15, 2019

TarraWarra International 2019: The Tangible Trace

The Tangible Trace, the TarraWarra Museum of Art’s new exhibition, has works of subtle beauty, but ultimately asks too few challenging questions of its audience.

Art April 13, 2019

The National 2019

The National successfully unites three cultural institutions in an exhibition interrogating inequality, colonisation and racism.

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